Marc Yankus Presents 'When You Were There' at University's Gallery 1401

Photo exhibition includes intense portraiture and digitally textured cityscapes

April 8, 2010

Romantic, searching portraiture and cityscapes capturing the relative, mutable passage of time highlight "When You Were There," an exhibition by photographer Marc Yankus at Gallery 1401 at the University of the Arts April 9 – May 2.

Yankus's work reveals an intense sensitivity to the subject's inherent lyricism. Often infused with a sensual quality of place, pose and light, his portraits emanate a quiet yet intense gaze. His cityscapes, which often feature old architecture, illustrate cities as places where it is easy to get lost, but also find oneself.

His work has graced the covers of books by Salman Rushdie and Philip Roth, among others, and has been used for theatrical posters for such acclaimed Broadway shows as "Jane Eyre" and John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Doubt." Work by the 1981 School of Visual Arts graduate has been included in exhibitions in New York City at the Brooklyn Museum, Exit Art and ClampArt (twice), and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

An opening reception for Yankus will be held in the gallery on April 29 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Equality Forum, an annual seven-day celebration of international gay culture.

Gallery 1401, located on the 14th floor of Terra Hall (211 S. Broad St.) in the Media Arts department, offers a regular schedule of exhibitions of contemporary photography. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Above: "James at 11"

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